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Art world legal matters need not be intimidating. Understanding the laws governing the art market can present opportunities as well as mitigate risks. Our course offers a clear and concise overview of the essential legal topics: artists’ rights, intellectual property, cultural repatriation, and the legal aspects of buying and selling art.
With engaging case studies, focused discussions, and insights from industry experts, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how these legal elements impact the art market’s key players.
Successful art business professionals should understand the legal aspects of copies, copyright infringement, and forgeries; art entering museums and tax implications, or the legal frameworks in creating foundations and new business ventures. At Sotheby’s Institute our expert faculty can guide you through the lifecycle of the work of art, analysing the legal implications from the moment of creation, through sale and ownership, to resale on the secondary market.
Understand how international law systems interact with the art market.
Understand art copyright, cultural property, and more through case studies.
Gain a solid grasp of legal rights and obligations of key players in the art market.
Be empowered to make business decisions or create opportunities equipped with an understanding of the legal issues at stake.
Faculty, MA Art Business, New York
Judith Prowda has been a member of the Sotheby’s institute of Art Masters of Art Business Faculty since 2007. She is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community.Read More
Day 1: Learn about the different legal needs of both the primary and secondary markets, with a specific focus on the world of auction regulations. In the afternoon, travel to Sotheby’s Auction House to meet with a restitution specialist and join an optional behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities.
Day 2: Learn about the different legal needs of both the primary and secondary markets, with a specific focus on the world of auction regulations. In the afternoon, travel to Sotheby’s Auction House to meet with a restitution specialist and join an optional behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities.
Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world. Those who successfully complete their course will receive a certificate of completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art course participants come from all over the world, from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they study, travel, and explore the art world alongside each other throughout the program, fierce and long-lasting collaborations are frequently born. Individuals who complete these courses join our network of over 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.
We highly encourage participants with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience for a smooth and successful course experience.
English Language Requirement
Course participants should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English.
Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.
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